The polls show that I am one of the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers who believe that keeping our state safe from gun violence means looking to the laws to help us do so.
— Kim Russell, National Director of Chapter Outreach,
One Million Moms For Gun Control,
victim of gun violence
New York’s Legislature, urged on by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, passed strong restrictions on gun sales and ownership last month.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gun-rights groups and gun-control advocates rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday after the Legislature passed a strong gun law last month that puts added restrictions on gun sales and ownership.Hundreds of opponents of the gun law championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo protested outside, chatting “Freedom” and “Proud Americans.”
A gun-control advocacy group, One Million Moms for Gun Control, held a news conference inside the Capitol in support of the new law with about 75 people. The group is calling for similar measures on the federal level.
The state law puts tighter restrictions on gun sales, adds new reporting requirements on gun owners, expands an assault-weapons ban and limits the number of bullets in a magazine to seven.
“The polls show that I am one of the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers who believe that keeping our state safe from gun violence means looking to the laws to help us do so,” said Kim Russell, a victim of gun violence and a founding member of the group who lives in Brooklyn.
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